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The regional event is to be held at the Southern Dairy Hub, near Invercargill, on March 3.
DairyNZ South Island team leader Tony Finch said in addition to economist Cameron Bagrie, whose topics included looking at the power of the consumer and environmental constraints, Ms Lim would be talking about the role dairy was going to play in the future of food.
‘‘Part of the rationale of holding it at the hub is to show science in action and the practical uses of science, ’’ Mr Finch said.
Scientist Dr Dawn Dalley, who spent a lot of time on research projects at the hub, would also be speaking.
‘‘She is someone who is passionate about wintering in Southland, which is a focus area.’’
There would also be discussions about infrastructure, crop use, good management practices and research on wintering and animal welfare, as well as how to build trust and engage with the public to prevent misconceptions.
They would also talk about policy and advocacy, the future of dairy farming, how to reduce farmers’ environmental footprints and specific regional challenges.
‘‘The 10.30am start will enable farmers to come from milking and leave in good time to get back to milking,’’ Mr Finch said.
‘‘Dairy farmers pay a levy, so we are trying to show that levy in action and work around the significant challenges farmers are going through.’’
‘‘It is about focusing on farming into the future with confidence,’’ Mr Finch said.